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Recently I met Kate Michaelson, a new author with a fresh voice and a talent for telling riveting tales of suspense. She’s here today on Miss Demeanors to tell us a little about herself and her debut novel, HIDDEN ROOMS.Read more
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When Elmore Leonard advised leaving out the parts that readers skip, he was probably referring to long, boring location descriptions that bring the story to a screeching halt.
But a rich setting is necessary to ground the reader in the story world. Readers want to feel immersed in the fictional universe, experiencing the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and sensations the characters do.
So how do you write setting descriptions that people won’t skip?Read more
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